Mzuzu artists feel sidelined: DJs do not play our songs

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Artists from the Northern Region have expressed dismay over the attitude of some radio DJs and TV presenters who do not play their songs.

The musicians claim that despite producing good songs, artists from the North do not enjoy airplay as compared to their friends from other regions.

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K-Man: We are worried.

Speaking in an interview, one of renowned artists in the Northern Region, K Man, said some radio DJs are very biased in promoting artists in the country.

“We wonder if we are equally Malawians. They don’t play our songs despite striving to send them good songs. We are all Malawians and we equally need promotion,” he said.

He further trashed the tendency of some DJs who demand gifts from artists for their songs to be played on radio or TV.

“That is discouraging up and coming artists who feel they can’t manage bribing DJs to have their songs played on the radio or TV,” he said.

Another artist Jimmy Lee said being in the Northern Region is becoming a barrier for artists to make a name in Malawi.

He added that apart from the attitudes of DJs, organisers of music events are equally snubbing artists from the North.

“They don’t organise shows in the Northern Region. Each time it’s Blantyre and Lilongwe. Does that mean we don’t have people who love entertainment here? That is very discouraging,” he said.

On his part, Mzuzu based musician Tinyeta said he feels let down when organisations invite artists from other regions even if the show is in Mzuzu.

He said artists in Mzuzu and Northern Region are equally Malawians and deserve to be respected like others from other regions.

“We have good artists here in the Northern Region that deserve to be respected. Some of them are even better than those you consider the best, it’s time we gave them a chance to deliver,” he said.

Responding to the concerns, presenter for Beta TV, Biggie Lu who is also an artist, said on his part he plays any music which is good regardless of where the artist comes from.

“They are free to send me videos I’m ready to play them. I don’t demand money from artists. As a presenter it’s my duty to promote artists through playing their videos,” he said.

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  1. (Ahawa mlolo ameneo) chimanyatsa kwainu koma eee,macaptal letter umaika polemba otsat pakumva kapena polankhula,koma sukulu ndiyofunikad et?.

  2. Ndilemba chichewa kt mumve achewa!! Ifeyo atumbuka timakha bz nd school mwiyambo yotsokonedza maphunziro tilibe mwana amakharila maphunziro,kuimba kumakhala kupumitsa ubongo kuupanga reflesh,ndiye dzikachitika motelem tsitimadanda ay, koma kwa inu esh!!!.

  3. vuto anthu akumwera m’mangolimbana ndi atumbuka kma mavuto amubanja mwanu akukulepherani kuteloku ena mkugona ndi njala kma akusiileni kunyoza atumbuka number one if zathu ____________?kaletu

  4. jealous aMalawi mtumbuka adakakhala osalila muzochitika pa Malawi pano sibwezi akunyogoledwa chomwechi ma company ambiri bwana ngati sakhala iniyake ‘ADZUNGU’ amayenera kukhala mtumbuka. and ndimanyadira Netball national team imachita bwino pa world bcz achuluka ndi atumbuka ma court mabwana ambiri ndi atumbuka mitundu inai km kuperekera tea ndi kukolopa ngakhale ku ma university aphuzitsi odalilika ndi atumbuka mpache kasanje kamalowapo

    • Paps ndalekako ine wayamba zenizeni kkkkkk ,,,,,,tizivazopusazo kt ndine dolondinedolo mbwenu mwakaz wakundikhumba mbwenu kk

  5. Nyimbo amaziimba muchitumbuka mumat akuveran ndanii pitanii nazonii ku livingstonia radio muzikaveran atumbuka nokhanokha mlomwe,,msena,,yao,,mchewa sangataye tym kumavera tinyimbo tosavekato tizingova….NDINE DOLONDINEDOLO MBWENU MWANAKAZI WAKUNDIKHUMBA MBWENU……ndie kt chaniii zakutu

  6. All u need to do just give em something, anzako akutchukawa chiyambi anayamba ndikudisha, but apart from that maybe yo songs r very poor ndie don’t blame them

  7. You know what this issue its been misunderstood by both the north accusers and all of u commenting , If the Djs don’t play the North’s tracks that means the DJs have problems so stop considering this issue as a tribalism matter this is something to do with music not tribes , So its a matter of advising our DJs to change the minds not that we should quarrel

    • Akulu chizungu chinabwela usiku eti? Kapena munalekeza mu 4 yakale ?…Mzuzu is not north …the author is talking about Mzuzu …and I can’t worst my time to mention one of your stupid musicians. ..kagwele mbuzi ya chitumbuka iwe…

    • Chitumbuka is allowed only in viphya, nyika & rest of the bushes in the northern region. Anthu akamalankhula chitumbuka mntauni ngati Lilongwe ndi Blantyre zimakhala zochititsa manyazi kwabasi komanso zosalemekeza town.

    • You are jst dom cop i’v ever seen is malawi, pipo like you, are result of Malawi ‘s poverty, coz you dont contributes in any development of malawi but parsiting Malawi!!!!!

    • You are jst dom cop i’v ever seen is malawi, pipo like you, are result of Malawi ‘s poverty, coz you dont contributes in any development of malawi but parsiting Malawi!!!!!

    • You are jst dom cop i’v ever seen in malawi, pipo like you, are result of Malawi ‘s poverty, coz you dont contributes in any development of malawi but parsiting Malawi!!!!!

    • You are jst dom cop i’v ever seen in malawi, pipo like you, are result of Malawi ‘s poverty, coz you dont contributes in any development of malawi but parsiting Malawi!!!!!

    • Or ku Farm kwanga ogwira tchitilo onse ndi a chewa, from ntchnji, kasungu, dowa, even from ntyolo kwa president, akurima ku ma farm kwathu, nde udolo wawo uli pati?

    • If can be independent, it can be better rather than now, we worst our tax helping anthu okhola mumbali mwa shire, every year ma floods, but they dont move!!!! Mbuli ndani?

  8. They are not saying Tumbuka artists, they are saying mzuzu artists. There could be an artist based in mzuzu but a Lhomwe or an artist based in Blantyre but a Tumbuka. Wize up people. World is a global village.

  9. Osanyoza anzanu apa. Ma radio muyambe kuika nyimbozo. Enafe timakonda nyimbo zakumemeko ngakhale sitimamva chiyankhulocho. Koma anthuwa amayimba bwino kulekana mkumamvera izi mukuti malawian hip hop, reaggae etc when reggae is reggae and hip hop is just hip hop.

  10. And northern Region has produced good musicians ever!! talking of Mtebeti Wambali mkandawile,Chimwemwe mhango,Akafish Luhanga,Tionge hango,Masudi khonje,Goodrich phiri,Donex muva,and the only Jazz artist from Malawi And international is Wambali mkandawile,And gwanba is also from North even Onesmass,Matse(Martin nkhata) wendy harawa including billy kaunda Amagedon Band,George mkandawile,ikwanga,tamanya waka chavula .etc nde mutiuzanji

  11. Mtumbuka kudandawula alive mzake !! Olo atati aziziwonesa pa tv apezanso cina codandawula . Anthu inu tatopa nanu just go back to ur original home Ku katanga zaire

  12. Nde MALAWI! akadandaula munthu waku mpoto, it always becomes tribelism isue, atumbuka! atumbuka!! koma adandaule wapakati, kumakhala zii!, osangopita kumakavina nyauzo bwanji?

  13. Thats true, we only hear their songs on MBC TV on that programme of good morning malawi from Kaning’ina studio, on other days you can’t hear their songs on MBC, JOY, MIJ, ZODIACK etc , but good musicians from the north they don’t stay in north, these people are developing music in Sourthen and Centrel region, the likes of Penjani Kaluba ( Fredokiss ), Martin Nkhata ( Matse ) etc, even when it comes to football, we have good players from the north who are developing football in Sourthen and Centrel region!

    • And northern Region has produced good musicians ever!! talking of Mtebeti Wambali mkandawile,Chimwemwe mhango,Akafish Luhanga,Tionge hango,Masudi khonje,Goodrich phiri,Donex muva,and the only Jazz artist from Malawi And international is Wambali mkandawile,And gwanba us from North even Onesmass,Matse(Martin nkhata) wendy harawa including billy kaunda Amagedon Band.etc nde mutiuzanji

    • Thats true bro, but the problem is that most of those artists they don’t stay in North, they stay in L city and B Town, and they represent Suorth and Centrel region, and sometimes I blame them bcoz most of their song they don’t feature upcoming artists from the north!

    • They follow where there’s a better economic environment. So don’t blame them. Blame those who didn’t balance economic development of Malawi from first day.

  14. vuto nilakuti oimba akumpoto amakhala bzy ndi sukulu kuti apeze ntchito chifukwa kunena chilungamo Kuno ku Malawi sunganyadile kuimba

  15. Don’t you know that Malawians DJ are very poor financially so u have to pay them for u’re music to be played…they are like police begging begging

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